Monday, July 16, 2012

Treats from The Little Pantry

Everyone has food weaknesses - most of us have more than one.  I love a lot of random things; popcorn, eggs, grapefruit, chunky peanut butter, broccoli and vanilla milkshakes.  Not that exciting, right?  Well, here's another: I love muffins. Most of the time, I'd rather eat a freshly baked muffin than a bacon-wrapped beef fillet. In Canada, my favourite is a Morning Glory; raisins, carrots, pineapple and sunflower seeds.

But here in Oz, I've rekindled my love of the savoury muffin. Combining the savoury palate with a warm, buttery baked good, the savoury muffin is perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack or...maybe a really, really good hangover cure. :) 

My absolute favourite flavour combo thus far is from the coffee shop around the corner of James and Kent Streets - The Little Pantry.  M and I had one of these the morning after our meal at Pintxo and subsequent drunken pub crawl.  The coffee is Di Bella and is a reliable blend, while the pumpkin and bacon muffin is incredible!  With salty bacon, sweet pumpkin and a buttery base, it fulfills both the sweet and salty tooth, and provides a filling little snack for those days when you simply can't contemplate making something yourself.

These delights ain't cheap in Oz though; 
this snack cost me $8 for a muffin ($4.50) and a long black ($3.50)

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